Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

In humans, the development of vaccines meant that diseases that were once death sentences can be prevented with just a series of injections. The same can be said for your furry family members. By ensuring they receive all their necessary vaccines, you will bolster their immunity against the most common diseases that affects their species and breed. They are an easy and effective way to keep your pet healthy all throughout their life. Call us at (780) 475-9225 to learn more about our vaccination services for your feline friends.

Is it safe to vaccinate cats?
Yes. Vaccines given to cats and other animals undergo extensive trials before being approved for use. Leaving your cat unvaccinated will put them in more harm, as it leaves them vulnerable to getting diseases and experiencing severe symptoms of the said illnesses. Some minor side effects may occur like swelling at the injection site, fatigue and vomiting. These reactions usually subside after a few hours.

When should I vaccinate my kitten?
At this stage in their life, kittens usually get a series of three vaccination sessions. The first at 8 weeks, the second at 12 weeks and the third at 16 weeks of age. It’s important to get your kitten protected as soon as possible to support proper growth and development.

What vaccines does a kitten or cat need?
The three main viruses that affect felines are Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (herpes virus), Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. For this reason, all cats need the FVRCP vaccine that protects against all three of these viruses. Your cat will also need their Rabies vaccine (mandated by law) and their Feline Leukemia vaccine. As your cat grows, they will still need their core set of vaccines and your veterinarian may recommend non-core vaccines depending on their lifestyle. For example, barn cats will usually need more vaccines than indoor cats. NOTE: All cats need vaccines – even those who spend 100% of their time indoors.

How often should adult cats be vaccinated?
Depending on the vaccines, cats typically need to be vaccinated once every two to three years.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital